Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wednesday Haiku update ...

Art by John Tenniel

The relatively new feature, Wednesday Haiku, has been a resounding success and I'd like to thank everyone who has sent work along, endured my finickiness, and decided editorial quirks, enjoyed the entries, and just generally had a good time.

And the good times will continue. The feature has, however been so successful that I've got a near 7 month backlog. All this, from an editor's POV, is pretty impressive, considering I limit submissions to one per poet. One of the functions of this feature is to offer web only followers of the blog and Lilliput Review a chance to participate since I otherwise do not accept email submissions.

As I said, a big success.

The result of that success is that I feel, in fairness to the poets and in the spirit of net itself, I'd like to get the turnaround to posting down from 7 months. So I'm going to change the Wednesday feature to two poems per posting.

For those who are sensitive to what I try to do with the feature, this may be more than just a slight change. However, change is a good thing - right? Nothing stays the same, we all come and go, and this just seems the right thing to do.

I'm not sure when I'll start the double feature Wednesday haiku - see, it already seems better, it kind of has a new name, reflecting a new idea. I may start tomorrow.

Yes, I really do run this operation day-to-day and never really have an idea where I'm heading till I arrive. I've written a poem or two about that, but that's another story.

So, I thought I'd give everybody a head's up. More soon.

temple nuns--
it takes two
yanking the radish

translated by David G. Lanoue


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Anonymous said...

when you get to
the fork-in-the-road
take it:

right way

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Kokkie-san ...

Charles Gramlich said...

Certainly sounds reasonable. I'm for it.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Charles ...

Wrick said...

yeah. aloha Don, cool on a double feature. i havnt seen one of those recently. i remember them tho... and being able to sit through the double feature twice if you just remained in your seat. fun. aloha.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Wrick ... cheers ... here's hoping the popcorn money holds out. Don

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up on the new posting format for Wednesday's Haiku.
The joy of serendipity has been mentioned, but a keen mind's eye & heart is evident in the choice of photographs & haiku! Pat